BUDI Orchestra Project

Short Title
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation BUDI
Contact Name Laura Reynolds
Contact Email lreynolds@bournemouth.ac.uk
Web Link http://goo.gl/8BbyFN
Sector Community
Region Dorset
Postcode BH125BB
Active Yes

Music improves quality of life and promotes social interaction for those with dementia; sustained musical memories demonstrated despite cognitive impairments in other areas.

10 week intervention; invited to use instruments and sing to create integrated musical ensemble, with public performance at end. Participants assessed using the QoL-AD and interviews. Audience completed a short questionnaire about perceptions and expectations.


Preliminary qualitative findings yielded positive results from participants and musicians. Public performance demonstrated a shift in perception based on written feedback.

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